The organization's hysteric solution to gun violence in America is to put designated sitting ducks -- er, "armed police officers" -- in every American school. Apparently the secret is now out that such places are "gun-free," and LaPierre says that "(gun-free school zones) tell every insane killer in America...
Clearly Mr. LaPierre seems out of touch with the sentiments of most Americans. His suggestion that a firearm(s) be placed with school administrators is not a bad idea. However it is an idea that will not happen, and only makes him and the NRA seem insensitive and out of touch. If Mr. LaPierre had suggested, on the other hand, that yes any so-called loopholes at gun shows be closed, he would be praised! If he had suggested that there needs to be a tightening of persons with dangerous mental health issues, he would have been praised, as offering a helpful suggestion. If Mr. LaPierre had suggested that "stun guns," the type used by law enforcement be placed in schools with teachers, his proposal would have been praised.
After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But last week, the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into that particular barrier with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's mouth.
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